URD in conduit

Old 11-17-11, 09:50 AM
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URD in conduit

Planning on running AL 2-2-2-4 for a feed to an outbuilding from my house. Does the exposed cable inside my basement......ie from the panel to the exterior wall, need to be in conduit. I plan to run PVC once outside. Thx
Old 11-17-11, 09:58 AM
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URD (underground residential distribution) cable cannot be installed indoors at all. It does not have a fire retardant coating. You'll have to put a junction box on the exterior wall of the house and use SER cable or conduit with THHN or XHHW conductors pulled.
Old 11-17-11, 04:53 PM
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I plan to run PVC once outside.
You can do that, but there is really no need for the extra expense of URD if it will be in conduit.

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